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Museum returns ancient Iranian artifacts

The Met’s Arts and Antiques Unit is returning to Iran hundreds of ancient tiles which once adorned an ancient Arabian Sultan’s tomb.

A collector who bought the tiles in “good faith” from a dealer in Dubai has assisted the police and has released his title claim on the objects.

Investigating officer DS Vernon Rapley said: “It is very satisfying to know that these valuable cultural objects will once again be displayed within the tomb from which they were so callously taken.

We are very grateful for the close co-operation of the Iranian Embassy in London and the Cultural officials who assisted our investigation in Tehran”

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